As a City council, I am privileged to be a member of The National League of Cities. (NLC) This organizations mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. As elected officials we benefit from the NLC collaborative education and professional development initiative developed by the National League of Cities that helps municipal leaders – both elected and appointed – build the skills they need to better govern, serve, and advocate for their communities. (

I am honored to to represent Fort Collins on the REAL Council and share my experiences and learn from other leaders. The REAL Council, composed of leaders from policy advocacy groups and city leaders from across the nation, convenes twice a year and provides an important opportunity to strengthen the knowledge and capacity of local elected officials to eliminate racial disparities, heal racial tensions and build more equitable communities.

Council for Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL)

National League of Cities